Verb(1) obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
(1) A battle is raging between those who feel Internet users should control their own time online and those trying to wrest that control away.(2) As the half wore on, Oban's desperation became clear as first Fraser Inglis and then Dougie MacIntyre headed to full forward in an attempt to pull back the score and wrest momentum from the holders.(3) If the forces of local nationalism have generally lacked the capacity to wrest independence from a reluctant political center, there are indications that such movements may fare better in the future.(4) When I got to the car the wind grabbed hold of the door, trying to wrest it out of my hands and off of its hinges.(5) they wanted to allow people to wrest control of their lives from impersonal bureaucracies(6) With respect to the harp, he produces the sharps, flats, quarter-notes, or any intermediate variation deviating from the natural notes, by causing the wrest -pins, that if, the pins by which the strings are extended and tuned, to move partly round centres and thereby increase or decrease the tension of the strings more or less, as may be required to answer the desired change of the notes.(7) Their bodies twisted as each tried to wrest the weapon from the other's grasp.(8) His efforts helped the British to wrest control of Canada away from the French.(9) Leila tried to wrest her arm from his hold(10) Third, have an alternative strategy to wrest the initiative from them and force them to acquiesce.(11) you appear convinced of my guilt, and wrest every reply I have made(12) By 1915, Fallon farmers seriously considered forming a militia to wrest control of the dams and canals along the Truckee and Carson Rivers from the federal government.(13) Dravid is a quality batsman but, against the odds, not one who can go toe-to-toe with the world's best bowlers and wrest the initiative from their grasp.(14) I will go on trying to wrest the championship from his grasp and I still have age on my side.(15) they wanted people to wrest control of their lives from impersonal bureaucracies(16) The Confederacy failed, narrowly in several instances, to wrest even temporary control of important American waters, despite vigorous efforts to obtain a strong navy.
(1) wrest :: ដណ្តើមមកវិញ
1. wrench ::
2. snatch ::
3. seize ::
4. grab ::
5. pry ::
6. pluck ::
7. tug ::
8. pull ::
9. jerk ::
10. dislodge ::
11. remove ::
12. yank ::
wrest, wrested, wresting, wrests
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